Enrolment Eligibility

Students younger then college age can attend most courses as long as they have a fee paying adult attending the same course with them.

College age students are able to attend all self funded classes.

For further clarification please contact the Coordinator on 2327163 or [email protected]

A-Z - All Our Courses

ART: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium (Beginner)

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
7 Thursday nights - Starts on 5 August from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. This course is for Beginners. Learn basic drawing skills using pencils, charcoal and watercolour pencils. Create colourful graphic images with both oil pastels or soft pastel. Paint with Acrylics to portray images using a watercolour glaze technique or use thick Impasto Acrylic paint like oils.

Fees: NZ$100

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ART: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium (Intermediate)

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 3 August from 7-9pm

This course is for those who have already attended an art class and wish to extend their skills. The course shows a range of Acrylic painting and drawing techniques. Use Impasto painting for rich colour and textures and Masking fluid for difficult shapes. Learn perspective drawing and painting of objects and Buildings. Draw or paint People and Animals with Acrylics or other drawing medium. You need to provide your own materials.

Fees: NZ$110

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Asian Cooking & Dim Sum:

Tutor/Facilitator: Rhoda Feasey
5 Tuesday nights - Starts on 3 August from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. Learn to prepare and cook delicious but economical and healthy meals for you and your family using seasonal vegetable, meat and seafood. You will see how easy it is to utilise stir frying, steaming and deep frying techniques and learn to select the best meat, seafood and different ways of cutting meat. Fee includes all ingredients.

Fees: NZ$115 - Includes all ingredients

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BOLLYWOOD WORKOUT: (Mon)

Tutor/Facilitator: Vinod Kumar
8 Monday nights - Starts on 2 August from 5-6pm

Bollywood Dance is a combination of traditional and modern free style dancing with exciting music, which is choreographed to get the full benefit of dancing as well as helping to shape and tone your body. This is suitable for any age group and improves your flexibility and stamina.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - second fitness class taken in the same term

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BOLLYWOOD WORKOUT: (Tues)

Tutor/Facilitator: Vinod Kumar
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 3 August from 5:15-6:15pm

Bollywood Dance is a combination of traditional and modern free style dancing with exciting music, which is choreographed to get the full benefit of dancing as well as helping to shape and tone your body. This is suitable for any age group and improves your flexibility and stamina.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Wednesday night - On 22 September from 7-9pm

This seminar will create a new awareness within you of some of the subconscious drivers throughout your day and give you the skills to allow you to begin to re-programme your mind.

Fees: NZ$25

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CHEESE MAKING: Mozzarella & Brie

Tutor/Facilitator: Alexis Murti
1 Sunday morning - On 5 September from 9:30am -1:30pm

The ultimate class in practical cheese making! Learn all you need to know to replicate making NZ style Brie and Mozzarella at home. You will be guided through each step of the cheesemaking process while making your very own round of Brie. Then, while the Brie is ripening and setting (don't worry, all terminology will be explained!), we will make Mozzarella – (yum!) together.

Fees: NZ$125 - Includes Ingredients

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Beginner Course

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 3 August from 7-9pm

This course is now FULL. Crochet is a great activity that settles your mind and is relaxing too. Crochet and the repetitive movements help the brain make more serotonin, which helps to decrease feelings of depression. Learn to crochet by making little projects (a flower keychain, crochet hearts and granny squares). Learn about different stitches and notations and how to read patterns. Crochet is a great craft to learn, you can make awesome things for yourself or join a community craft group and crochet for a cause!

Fees: NZ$60

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 7 September from 7-9pm

Been to Monique's beginner class or already know how to crochet then come along and extend your skills with new projects.

Fees: NZ$60

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Defensive Driving (August)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
2 Monday & 2 Wednesday nights - Starts on 2 August from 6:30-8:30pm

Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. This covers the theory part of the course only. An additional $60 is required to be paid to an approved driving instructor for the in car practical.

Fees: NZ$140

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Defensive Driving (September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
2 weeks Monday and Wednesday - Starts on 13 September from 6:30-8:30pm

Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. This covers the theory part of the course only. An additional $60 is required to be paid to a driving instructor for the in car practical. On Monday and Wednesday nights for 2 weeks.

Fees: NZ$140

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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers (Sept)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 25 September from 9am-1pm

AA Driving School has developed a classroom training program for licensed drivers who want to update their driving skills and knowledge. The course teaches positive driving behaviours and a responsible philosophy towards ourselves and other road users.

Fees: NZ$125

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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers (August)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 7 August from 9am -1pm

AA Driving School has developed a classroom training program for licensed drivers who want to update their driving skills and knowledge. The course teaches positive driving behaviours and a responsible philosophy towards ourselves and other road users.

Fees: NZ$125

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Digital Photography: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Geoff Marshall
6 Wednesday nights & 1 field trip - Starts on 4 August from 7-9pm

Learn how to get the best out of your camera by learning basic camera operating techniques, lenses, exposure, lighting, depth of field and how to make rather than take photographs. Also includes basic computer improvements to photos.

Fees: NZ$100

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EASY TAI CHI: Daytime

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday mornings - Starts 3 August from 9:30-10:30am

This class is now CANCELLED. Tai Chi is an exercise that is effortless and fun for your body and mind. This is an art and an exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy, flexible, balanced, active, sociable and youthful. This class is most suited for SENIOR CITIZENS but anyone can attend. It will be held at the TAWA Community Centre.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - second fitness class taken in same term

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EGYPTIAN KAI

Tutor/Facilitator: Noha Ibrahim
5 weeks - Starts on 25 August from 7-9pm

There will be another one advertised for August soon. Learn how to make authentic Egyptian sweets and savories. Seafood, vegetarian, vegan, celebration meals, and the Egyptian national dish, koshary. Learn how to cook and eat like an Egyptian.

Fees: NZ$120 - Fee includes ingredients

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FAMILY TREE: Beginners Guide

Tutor/Facilitator: Jan Powell
1 Sunday - On 15 August from 9:30am-3pm

This course is for people who are new to genealogy or who need help making progress with their family tree. It will provide practical and theoretical help using a range of New Zealand and overseas records. The course is hands-on, and you will learn how and where to search for people and information. You'll learn how to save your findings on to hand-written pages or a genealogy computer program

Fees: NZ$80

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FRUIT & VEGETABLE CARVING

Tutor/Facilitator: Ha Nguyen
1 Thursday night - On 9 September from 5:30pm-9:30pm

This course will teach you basic methods and techniques for carving vegetables and fruits to make exquisite garnishes and decorations. All ingredients and tools included in course fee.

Fees: NZ$100 - Fee includes all ingredients and tool set

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Gagana Samoa for Everyone

Tutor/Facilitator: Taulapapa Joy Tualima
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 4 August from 6-8pm

Samoan Language is amazingly easy to learn. Learn to understand and use familiar Samoan everyday expressions. Those who attended last term may re enrolled and new people can also join.

Fees: NZ$65

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Guitar: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Don Franks
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 4 August from 7-9pm

This course will show beginners how to form basic chords and use them to accompany a range of songs. Students will learn several different strums and a simple but effective finger picking technique. Bring your own guitar. Intermediate students will work on the same material, but learning and using more advanced playing methods.

Fees: NZ$115

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HANDMAKING PAPER USING NATIVE PLANTS

Tutor/Facilitator: Rob Kennedy
1 Sunday morning - On 12 September from 9:30am-12:30pm

Paper comes from plants. Aotearoa has lots of really fibrous plants. So let’s make come paper from our local native plants. Come and learn how to make paper while making a new friend or two and developing a deeper appreciation for native plant resources. No experience necessary just a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get your hands wet! The paper we make takes a few days to dry and then will be posted back.

Fees: NZ$80 - Fee includes all materials

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HITOMIZASHI or ONE STITCH SASHIKO:

Tutor/Facilitator: Clare Smith
1 Saturday - On 7 August from 9am -3:30pm

This is a style of stitching used to strengthen fabrics and features straight lines of stitches which make small gridded patterns. In this class you will explore at least three stitching designs which can be worked on plain or checked fabric. Materials fee $2 to be given to the tutor.

Fees: NZ$85

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INDIAN COOKING: WRAPS & ROLLS

Tutor/Facilitator: Manjula Patel
4 Monday nights - Starts on 2 August from 7-9pm

Suitable for both vegetarians and meat eaters, these versatile wraps are easy-to-make and are great for lunches, barbecues or finger foods at parties.

Fees: NZ$100 - Fee includes ingredients

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INDIAN COOKING: WRAPS & ROLLS

Tutor/Facilitator: Manjula Patel
4 Monday nights - Starts on 2 August from 7-9pm

This class is now CANCELLED. Suitable for both vegetarians and meat eaters, these versatile wraps are easy-to-make and are great for lunches, barbecues or finger foods at parties.

Fees: NZ$100 - Fee includes ingredients

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INDIAN VEGETARIAN COOKING

Tutor/Facilitator: Manjula Patel
4 Monday nights - Starts on 30 August from 7-9pm

Create delicious, nutritious meat free dishes with all the exotic spices and flavours of India.

Fees: NZ$100 - Fee includes ingredients

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JELLY ART CAKES

Tutor/Facilitator: Ha Nguyen
1 Thursday night - On 2 September from 6:30-9:30pm

Learn to make beautiful 3D jelly cakes. These confections are made with jelly and aga powders (which are from seaweeds and vegan-friendly) and inject colorful motifs onto a clear base. These cakes are an awe-inspiring example of when food transcends into edible works of art.

Fees: NZ$65 - Includes Ingredients

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KNITTING: Beginner/IntermediateCreative Relaxation

Tutor/Facilitator: Pat Hammond
4 Thursday nights - Starts on 5 August from 7-9pm

Want to knit but think it’s too difficult? It’s not….did you know that all knitted pieces are a combination of just two stitches? In this class, you’ll master the basic knitting techniques - casting on and off, and knit and purl stitches . We’ll also take a look at interpreting knitting patterns, which is often the part of this craft that knitters find most difficult." The first hour will concentrate on beginners and the second hour on intermediate.

Fees: NZ$60

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LACE MAKING: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrea Lynch
8 weeks - Starts on 2 August from 7-9pm

Love lace? Learn the centuries old craft of bobbin lacemaking to make your own lace edgings. The class is suitable for beginners and for those who have already made some lace.

Fees: NZ$115

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LANDLORDING WITHOUT FEAR: Being a better landlord for you and your tenants

Tutor/Facilitator: Jackie Thomas-Teague
6 Monday nights, 1 Tuesday night - Starts 2 August from 7-8:30pm

If you own a rental property, chances are you don’t like to ‘bother’ the tenants with inspections, rent increases, maintenance visits etc. Maybe you are not confident about what you can and can’t do. This course will show you how to develop a successful relationship with your tenants that keeps your investment in top shape – financially, physically and legally. We’ll cover all the things you probably didn’t know you need to be doing, and help you get from where you are now to where you want to be. This course will also incorporate the latest changes to the RTA. A one night fieldtrip to a Property Investors Association meeting on a Tuesday is included as part of the course.

Fees: NZ$70

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LEARN TO SEW:

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
1 Sunday - On 12 September from 9am-4pm

This course is a perfect opportunity to learn some basic sewing skills. You will learn how to read a pattern, how to cut out fabric, how to thread a sewing machine and change settings, basic sewing skills (straight and curved seams) and hand sewing as you work on constructing a bag. The pattern will be provided by the tutor; you will need to supply fabric, zip and thread. Students may bring their own machine or use a college Bernina).

Fees: NZ$90

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MACHINE QUILTING WITH RULERS:

Tutor/Facilitator: Di Barnden
1 Sunday - On 29 August from 9am-4pm

For this class you will need to have a specialised Ruler Foot suitable for your sewing machine. This is not a free motion foot. I have some examples below. This is very important, without a ruler foot you will not be able to use any rulers for quilting.

Fees: NZ$85

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MENDING YOUR CLOTHES:

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On 25 September from 9am-3:30pm

Develop a sustainable wardrobe, avoid adding to the landfill, make your clothes last longer, learn how to fix holes, rips, tears and ladders (in knit garments) You must have sewing machine experience.

Fees: NZ$85

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METAL JEWELLERY: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 15 August from 10am -4pm

Making silver rings and things…..learn a range of jewellery making techniques including forming, shaping, soldering, texturing, sawing, filing and finishing. The emphasis is on practical skills leading to finished items of jewellery. The silver for a ring and a bangle is included in the course costs as is copper to practice with, saw blades, solder etc. Silver to make additional items can be purchased at a reasonable price. All tools are provided. No previous experience necessary. We will be working with hot metal and tools so workshop clothing and covering footwear please; no open shoes, slides, sandals or jandals allowed. This is for your safety in the workshop.

Fees: NZ$170 - Includes materials for ring and bangle

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METAL JEWELLERY: Extension Workshop

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 12 September from 10am -4pm

For those who have already completed a beginner Metal Jewellery workshop this day will give you a chance to extend your skills.

Fees: NZ$170 - includes some silver

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Musical Keyboard Skills:

Tutor/Facilitator: Jean Hollier
8 Monday nights - Starts on 2 August from 6:30-8:30pm

Learn to use the musical keyboard. One hour individual and group tuition plus practice time using the schools' electronic keyboards. Usually split into 2 groups with start times of either 6.30 or 7.30pm. Please bring your own headphones.

Fees: NZ$110

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1A

Tutor/Facilitator: Tania Ali
8 Monday nights - Starts on 2 August from 6-8pm

This class is now FULL. For those who want an introduction to NZ Sign Language then join this beginner class. Units 1-3 will be covered.

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1B

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Monday nights - Starts 2 August from 6-8pm

This course is for those who have already completed units 1-3 ie 16 hours of NZ Sign Language . It covers units 4 & 5

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1D

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 3 August from 6-8pm

This class is for those who have complete level 1A,1B & 1C ie 24 weeks or completed the first 7 units

Fees: NZ$65

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Orchestra

Tutor/Facilitator: Samuel Berkahn
32 Monday nights - Starts 15 February from 7:30-9:30pm

The Tawa Orchestra is a community orchestra that attracts players of all ages and walks of life. No audition required – minimum standard Grade V. You will learn the dynamics of being part of a full orchestra including rehearsal techniques, sectionals, and performance. The Tawa Orchestra will perform at least 3 concerts throughout the year and may include collaborations with other community groups and visiting artists. New members can join at any time. Inquire about the fee if you are starting during the year.

Fees: NZ$205

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Overcoming Anxiety, Stress & Depression

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Tuesday night - On 7 September from 6:30-8:30pm

Depression, panic, sleep disorders, overwhelming anger and sadness, anxiety, disorders or addictions, are all symptoms of the mind trying to process information. Learn how the body responds to these and how to reduce or eliminate symptoms with this one seminar. Great healing is possible.

Fees: NZ$25

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OVERLOCKER BASICS/SEWING WITH KNITS

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On Saturday 14 August from 9am-3:30pm

An introduction to the overlocker, develop skills to use this equipment safely and efficiently. Learn how to use the overlocker for seaming knit garments. Prior Sewing experience essential. Some overlockers are available to use during the course or bring your own

Fees: NZ$85

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PARENTING WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND:

Tutor/Facilitator: Danette Muollo
1 Saturday morning - On 18 September from 9:30am-1:30pm

Feel like whatever you say is falling on deaf ears and want new strategies for parenting? Discover a fun approach to parenting and communicating using a strengths lens. We offer tips and tools to turn 'argh' moments to 'aha' moments and find the joy in parenting.

Fees: NZ$65

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Parents As Driving Coaches

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Tuesday night - On 17 August from 7-9pm

Development of the adolescent brain is critical when it comes to learning to drive. International research confirms parents can play a significant role in shaping and influencing the executive functions required of adolescents when learning to drive a motor vehicle. This two hour session provides tips on the learning to drive process and driving techniques to ensure their family members commence on a path of lifelong safe driving.

Fees: NZ$20

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Patchwork: Crisscross

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
2 Sundays - On 23 May & 13 June

This quilt has been designed specifically to use Moda’s fabric range “Bella Solids”. But the choice of fabric and colours is up to you, patterned or plain.

Fees: NZ$150

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PATCHWORK: Finish It Up

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 4 July from 9am -4pm

This class is now FULL. Time to get those unfinished projects under control. Bring along those that you are stuck on, or bring them all and we will sort out their sticking point and move them in the right direction.

Fees: NZ$85

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Patchwork: Finishing School (UFO)

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 26 September from 9am - 4pm

Students bring ufos (unfinished objects), or problem projects, or anything that they may need help with. You may need help to finish your quilt top, or learn how to baste and quilt your top or learn how to finish binding your quilt.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Jelly Roll

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 5 September from 9am -4pm

This could possibly be the easiest quilt you will ever make.Take one jelly roll and two contrasting fabrics and a border fabric.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Scrap Happy

Tutor/Facilitator: Di Barnden
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 4 August from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. How would you like to turn your scrap bin into a quilt or two? In this term long class we will look at different ways to use your scraps for maximum effect. Throughout the class you will be introduced to a variety of blocks and setting ideas.

Fees: NZ$115

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PATTERN DRAFTING:

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 4 August from 7-9pm

Learn basic pattern making techniques to make pattern alterations to an existing pattern or block. By the end of this course, you will have created a pattern for a garment that you have designed. Prior pattern making knowledge is not necessary.

Fees: NZ$110

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PATTERNS FROM YOUR FAVOURITE GARMENT:

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
1 Sunday - On Sunday 15 August from 9am-4pm

Have you found a garment that fits you well and you wish you could clone it? By learning to create a pattern from an existing garment you will have the skills to do so. In this course you will be shown how to create a pattern from an existing garment. You will then have an opportunity to apply this knowledge as you work on your own pattern/s for your chosen garment/s. Sewing and/or basic pattern knowledge is recommended as you should be familiar with terms such as seam allowance, straight grain, bias, darts etc.

Fees: NZ$85

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PILATES: Beginner (Monday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts on 2 August from 6:15-7:15pm

This class is now FULL. Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner (Thurs)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 5 August from 6-7pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. This class is suitable for beginner or intermediate students who have attended some Pilate's classes before.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner (Wed evening)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 4 August from 6-7pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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Pilates: Beginner Daytime (Friday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Friday mornings - Starts 6 August from 9:30-10:30am

This course is held at Linden Community Centre Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. The course is suitable for beginners and those who have not done an exercise programme before.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Intermediate (Mon)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts on 2 August from 7:30-8:30pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. This class is suitable for intermediate students who have attended some Pilate's classes before.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES:Intermediate (Wed morning)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday mornings - Starts 4 August from 9:30-10:30am

This course is held at the Tawa Community Centre. Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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POTTERY: Intermediate Wheel Work (July)

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Glennie
8 Monday nights - Starts 26 July from 7-9:30pm

This class is now FULL. Wait list only available. This course is only for those students who have completed at least one Beginners Wheelwork class or have an equivalent amount of wheel throwing experience. The aim of the course is to extend students who can already centre and throw a basic cylinder, and will provide tuition to begin making pieces that are larger and with more complex shapes, such as vases, jugs, pots with lids and types of serving dishes. Please note that glazing will be done on the final week, so it is essential that students can attend on that evening as there are no alternative opportunities to glaze work. The costs for clay, firing and glazing materials are extra and will vary depending on how much a student makes. Please bring $40 materials deposit payable in cash to the tutor on the first night. Some students may not use all this deposit however productive students may be required to pay more. This class is held at Gear Homestead Woolshed Potters clubrooms, Gear Homestead, Okowai Road Porirua and is for ADULTS ONLY.

Fees: NZ$170

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POTTERY: Hand Building

Tutor/Facilitator: Linda Savell and Jackie Haddow
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 27 July from 7-9:30pm

This class in now FULL, Introduction to hand building with clay or extension for previous students. Techniques covered are pinch pots, coils, slab work and glazing. It should be noted that glazing will be done on the 7th week so it is important that students are able to attend on that evening as there are no alternative opportunities to glaze work. We will all be using the same clay. Clay, firing costs, and glazing materials are extra and will vary depending on how productive you are. Please bring $50 materials deposit payable in cash to the tutors on the first night. (some students may not use all this deposit however productive students may be required to pay more) This class is held at Gear Homestead Woolshed Potters rooms, Gear Homestead, Okowai Road Porirua and is for ADULTS ONLY.

Fees: NZ$170

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RARANGA: Beginner Kono (4 corner basket)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Sunday - On 19 September from 9am-5pm

Learn how to extend your skills a make your own kono wananga .

Fees: NZ$45

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Raranga: Beginner Putiputi (flowers)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Sunday - Starts 22 August from 9am-5pm

This class is now FULL. Wait list only available. Tutorial on how to weave putiputi (flowers) including Chrysanthemums, Roses and Calla Lily. Harakeke (flax) and tools are provided for use on the day. We also have a shared lunch, please bring a plate of kai to share. No experience required, 10 people max

Fees: NZ$45

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RARANGA: Intermediate Kete Pikau (back pack)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Sunday - On 29 August from 9am-5pm

This class is now FULL. Make your own kete during the day.

Fees: NZ$45

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RARANGA: Intermediate Own Project

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Sunday - On 26 September from 9am - 5pm

For those who have been learning Raranga and want a workshop and help making their own project.

Fees: NZ$45

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REIKI HEALING: Level 1

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 3 August from 7-9pm

Some refer to this positive Reiki energy as life force energy and indeed it can bring new life to a stressed out tired body.

Fees: NZ$60

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REIKI HEALING: Level 2

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
4 Tuesday nights - Starts on 31 August from 7-9pm

For those who wish to continue this course and have completed level 1.

Fees: NZ$60

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RESOURCES FOR SELFCARE:

Tutor/Facilitator: Andra Moldoveanu
1 Sunday - On 29 August from 9:30am -1:30pm

None of us are immune to stress in our daily lives. Ranging from mild stressors to unresolved, complex trauma. While some stress is unavoidable and can be beneficial as it motivates and calls us to action, it’s important to learn the signs of when stress and past traumas can lead to dis-ease in the mind and body. Come and discover how to complete the stress response, understand your nervous system and gain practical techniques and tools for emotional regulation to help you address and manage your stress.

Fees: NZ$60

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SELF DEFENCE: Krav Maga(Age 15+)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gabriel Molina
1 Saturday afternoon - On 7 August from 12noon -3pm

Krav Maga (contact combat) is a self-defence system developed by the Israeli Defence Force. Its application and efficiency in the real world has been proven to be highly effective by law enforcement agencies, protection services, and the military. The 3 hour session will be at an introductory level and will focus on civilian self defence. Unlike the military or police, the main intent for civilian krav maga is to: Minimise harm to oneself, stop the escalation of conflict by defending in a decisive manner, and also by escaping quickly at the very first opportunity

Fees: NZ$50

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Sewing for Beginners (Techniques & Construction Methods)

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 3 August from 7-9pm

This course introduces you to a range of information to help advance your sewing journey. It is an ideal course if you are wanting to gain confidence with construction of different design elements. By the end of the course, you will have a greater understanding of how to construct darts, pleats and gathers as well as a variety of pockets; zip insertion; placket construction; and waistband options. You should have prior knowledge of how to thread a machine and sew accurate seams.

Fees: NZ$65

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Sewing for Beginners (Thursday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Janet Barnes
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 5 August from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. There is room in the Tuesday class. This class is for people who are wanting to gain confidence with a sewing machine. And those just starting can work through a project making a shopping bag to introduce them to the sewing machine and sewing techniques.

Fees: NZ$65

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Sewing: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
8 Monday nights - Starts on 2 August from 6:30-8:30pm

The class will cater for intermediate sewers. All students will be helped, shown techniques and short cuts. Bring pattern, material & sewing kit, current sewing project, or idea to the first lesson.

Fees: NZ$110

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Spanish: Getting Started

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 3 August from 7-9pm

This class is now CANCELLED. Learn to understand and speak simple written and spoken Spanish. Learn how to communicate when buying food, organising transport or getting simple directions

Fees: NZ$115

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TAI CHI: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 3 August from 6:30-7:30pm

Taichi is an exciting, fun, exercise for your body and mind.This is the art and exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy. flexible, balanced, active,sociable and youthful.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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TAI CHI: Intermediate Kungfu / 42 Competition Sword

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 3 August from 7:45-8:45pm

Taichi is an exciting, fun, exercise for your body and mind.This is the art and exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy. flexible, balanced, active,sociable and youthful. For those who have attended Tai Chi before this is an opportunity to extend your skills and knowledge.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in the same term

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Ukulele: Beginners & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Don Franks
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 3 August from 7-9pm

This course will show beginners how to form basic chords and use them to accompany a range of songs. Students will learn several different strums to suit slow, medium and faster tunes. Intermediate students will be able to learn new ways to get the best out of your ukulele Bring your own ukulele.

Fees: NZ$115

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Upholstery

Tutor/Facilitator: Raewyn Dawe
8 Monday nights - Starts 18 October from 7pm-9pm

Learn how to revitalise your furniture using equipment you already have at home. Sewing skills essentials.

Fees: NZ$140

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VIETNAMESE COOKING:

Tutor/Facilitator: Ha Nguyen
4 Thursday nights - Starts on 5 August from 6-8pm

This class is now FULL. These dishes can be enjoyed for any meal and will be taught by a Vietnamese chef with a passion for authentic cooking. The menu will include dishes such as savoury pancakes, wraps, rolls noodle soups and rice noodle salads.

Fees: NZ$110 - Includes Ingredients

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WOODWORK: Skills & Projects(Tuesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 3 August from 7-9pm

Learn wood working skills using hand tools and the type of power tools found in the home. Choose your own project at your level of ability and learn skills while completing the project. You provide your own materials. No recycled timber allowed.

Fees: NZ$120

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WOODWORK:Skills & Projects (Thursday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 5 August from 7-9pm

Learn wood working skills using hand tools and the type of power tools found in the home. Choose your own project at your level of ability and learn skills while completing the project. You provide your own materials. No recycled timber allowed.

Fees: NZ$120

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XERO BASIC: (August)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On Sunday 15 August from 9am-4pm

Please enrol in the June class. In the best Xero course in Wellington learn about this new web-based accounting package which is growing rapidly in use in the small business sector. This is a beginner course in Xero but you are expected to have some accounting knowledge.

Fees: NZ$90

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XERO BASIC: (June)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On Sunday 27 June from 9am-4pm

This course has been CANCELLED. In the best Xero course in Wellington learn about this new web-based accounting package which is growing rapidly in use in the small business sector. This is a beginner course in Xero but you are expected to have some accounting knowledge.

Fees: NZ$90

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XERO BASIC: (September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 19 September from 9am-4pm

In the best Xero course in Wellington learn about this new web-based accounting package which is growing rapidly in use in the small business sector. This is a beginner course in Xero but you are expected to have some accounting knowledge.

Fees: NZ$90

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YOGA: Beginner (Wed)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 4 August from 7:15-8:15pm

Graduated yoga postures to enhance health and develop and maintain muscle/joint flexibility. Breath awareness and control and relaxation for stress release.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in the same term

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YOGA: Beginner/Intermediate (Thurs)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 5 August from 7:15-8:15pm

Graduated yoga postures to enhance health and develop and maintain muscle/joint flexibility. Breath awareness and control and relaxation for stress release.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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ZENTANGLE Method

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
1 Sunday - On 12 September from 10am-4pm

The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Fee includes a materials pack.

Fees: NZ$95

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